Hope everyone enjoyed April Poetry Month! I know I did! I can’t wait for next year to come. If you looking for prompts to help out your poetry why not purchase a copy of one of my 30 Poems In 30 Days: April Poetry Challenge books. I have kindle or paperback. Currently you can them through Amazon.
My very favorite
April 24th Prompt: Write a rhopalic poem of one or more stanzas, each stanza having as many (or few) lines as you wish, with as many words in a line as you wish (usually 3 or 4 words). Each line must start with a one-syllable word, then have a two-syllable word, then a three-syllable…. If you begin a new stanza, you begin again with one word.
She lays upon her bed
She gives me looks
That can write a poem
She inspires writing
From just being dog
Just from watching her
Poems pour out of me
From activities we do
To how she behaves
To everything in between
She my new muse
She is the inspiration
To keep writing poetry
Pen is put away for good.
Thriller novels will be no more.
The explorer gone to other side
To seek what maybe uncovered there.
No more exciting stories to read
No more will I get immerse
For there will not be new books out.
I will enjoy the books he has written.
I will still continue to look
For one I haven’t read;
For I loved his novels.
Full of adventure and excitement.
Fill with some history which I enjoyed.
I loved that he was an explorer.
Found many shipwrecks in his time
Including H. L. Hunley which was a hard find.
He was am author and explorer
Who also happened love classic cars.
We maybe loosing a thrilling author
Who has written over eighty books.
We will miss that he won’t
Be on an more exciting exploring adventures.
But we can read what he wrote;
Be immerse in the book.
Imagine being part of his story;
As we get lost reading one of his novels.
April 11th Prompt: Write an elegy about a person who has died this year, your own acquaintance or someone famous. If you have already written that elegy, write a poem about writing that elegy.
Be creative in your hobbies
Open your imagination to anything
Write what love to write
Through stories, poems
And let the words just flow
You can always fix them later
Do anything you put your mind too
Don’t worry about what others think
Keep learning you will find the path
Something new is always around the corner
Just at the chance to take it now
April 6th Prompt: Write an affirmation poem as a list of statements you can affirm today, for yourself, to be true, supportive, and encouraging. For a model, look up Donald Hall’s poem “Affirmation.”
Let me first say my dear readers
I am trying to diverse my writings.
I am trying to dive more into
New poetic forms I haven’t heard.
I am trying give you variety
Besides usual dog, nature and weather poems.
I have given you short to long poems
Buy I will try to expand my poetry insight.
I will try also to write non-poetry too
Hopefully dear readers I will give you something new.
April 3rd Prompt: Write a poem that is an apology to your reader beginning with, “Let me first say….”
My furry muse I am sorry I haven’t written often
My mind was in a state of nothingness
For I couldn’t find the words to write
In poetry or prose or a simple story
My days were also filled with work
Where I cannot write anything there
I also adopted a new pet, my muse
She fills my days in want and attention
She will never replace you, my furry muse
Now the fog has lifted; I can write again
My days have calm; I can write again
April 2nd Prompt: Write a poem that is an apology to your muse, explaining why you aren’t there writing oftener, better, more clearly, passionately, universally, and/or eternally.